The lawmaker representing Irepo/Oorelope/Olorunsogo Federal Constituency, Hon. Olumide Ojerinde has called on Nigerian youths to put on hold the nationwide protest rocking in the country.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, the lawmaker noted that even though the protests are legitimate, it is time to allow peace reign.
He also called on the government to accede to the demands of the protesters by taking actions.
His statement read:
For a fact, the ongoing EndSars protest accross the country is no doubt a wake up call for leaders accross all stratas. The protest no doubt is legitimate, long overdue and even important for proper address especially at a time like this.
The responsibility to address some of the hardship as well as the brutalities and extortions been exerienced by our people over the years is a collective one.
That notwithstanding, decorum, civility and maturity must be seen in every of our approach to issues in order to avoid taking the law into our own hands.
As a Honorable Member, the assurance as usual is that we will not fold our arms or look away from the predicaments of our people. We have promised to represent them well. We have promised to alley their fears. We have promised to provide for you maximum security for your life and property and we will not back off or renage from every of our electioneering promises come what may.
In view of the above, may I call on the Youths in Okeogun Local Government, the youths in Oyo State and the youths in the country as a whole who are in one way or the other participating in the ongoing Endsars protests to act in line with the sense of reason.
Certainly the protest is a legitimate one as enshrined in the law on which our democracy was built upon, but then we must by all means avoid talking law into our hands for the sake of peace and understanding.
With this in mind, it is also Important to call on our stakeholders, especially all men and women of goodwill who can intervene on the part of fairness, justice and commonsense to rise up to the occasion in ensuring that peace prevail.
Therefore, I commend all of you for speaking up at a time like this. But then, enough should be enough. Let the protest stop! Let the violence stop. Together we can give peace a chance by abstaining totally from acts that are inimical to our collective growth.
I feel your pains and we are into these together.